scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Goa’s green zone status under threat, records seven fresh Covid-19 cases

All seven had initially tested positive in the TrueNat Covid-19 testing and were then sent to Goa Medical College late night for the second RT-PCR test confirmatory tests.

By: Express News Service | Panaji | Updated: May 14, 2020 9:55:01 am
Punjab coronavirus cases, Chandigarh coronavirus cases, Chandigarh hospitals, Chandigarh COVID-19 hospitals, Chandigarh coronavirus hospitals, India news, Indian Express All seven had initially tested positive in the TrueNat Covid-19 testing and were then sent to Goa Medical College late night for the second RT-PCR test confirmatory tests. (ANI/Representational)

Over a month since the last Covid-19 case was detected on April 3, Goa’s Green Zone classification is now under threat after seven fresh cases emerged on Wednesday.  Goa declared it had zero Covid-19 cases on May 1.

“All tested positive,” confirmed health minister Vishwajit Rane. All seven are stable and being treated.

Of the seven, five belong to one family: husband and wife, their son and daughter and a one-year-old grand daughter from a second daughter. They were returning from Sholapur back to their home when they were tested at a north Goa facility, according to the state’s testing protocol.

The other two cases are from two different destinations. One is a truck driver who was returning from Gujarat after picking drums for a small scale industry in Goa, since the industries were now open. And the other a driver returning from Mumbai.

All seven had initially tested positive in the TrueNat Covid-19 testing and were then sent to Goa Medical College late night for the second RT-PCR test confirmatory tests. They were brought in at ESI Covid-19 hospital at 5 am and examined.

Till date Goa has tested 6151 persons of whom 14 have tested positive. The state now has seven active cases.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement